Search Results: "Simon French"


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MY COUSIN'S KEEPER by Simon French
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A thought-provoking tale of family struggles, schoolyard bullies, masculinity, reaching out and intolerance, jealousy and friendship just right for middle-grade book discussions. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Do you have to be your brother's keeper? Read full book review >

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WHERE IN THE WORLD by Simon French
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"A slow voice weaving between past and present characterizes this thoughtful piece about music, family, and memories. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A quietly told story about relationships between a boy and his grandfather (Opa) and between music and memories. Read full book review >

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GUESS THE BABY by Simon French
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 21, 2002

"A light-hearted tale with high kid appeal. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A wry tale that captures a youngster's awe of babies and the comical disbelief that all adults emerged from infancy. Read full book review >

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ANANCY AND MR. DRY-BONE by Fiona French
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"A thoughtful, entertaining story in a unique, richly imaginative visual setting. (Picture book. 4-10)"
A Greenaway medalist noted for offbeat stories as well as exciting graphics borrows from African and Caribbean folklore to spin her own tale. Mr. Dry-Bone, turned out fine in top hat and checked trousers, has a flat, white face—not scary but clearly a skull. Read full book review >

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THE MAGIC VASE by Fiona French
FICTION
Released: Oct. 17, 1991

"The message demands an audience mature enough to understand that works of art may have fabulous monetary value; the flamboyantly handsome illustrations, with their two adult characters, make it appropriate for older children or even adults. (Picture book. 7+)"
A Greenaway medalist noted for her dramatic use of design contrives a sophisticated fable. Read full book review >

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BETHLEHEM by Fiona French
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"This would be a beautiful addition to a holiday collection, and an excellent introduction to the purpose of stained-glass windows. (Picture book. 4-8)"
French (The Glass Garden, not reviewed, etc.), already known for her use of brilliant and bold colors, this time surpasses herself in a wonderful example of the storytelling role of stained-glass windows. Read full book review >

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LITTLE INCHKIN by Fiona French
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1994

"Gorgeous. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-9)"
An old tale in sumptuous new clothing. Read full book review >

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JUNIPER by Kelley French
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A fierce and fact-filled love story with few holds barred."
Two skilled journalists collaborate on the most personal of stories: their extremely premature daughter's struggle to survive. Read full book review >

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BARRY'S BEST BUDDY by Renée  French
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"A rare miss for this innovative imprint. (Graphic early reader. 5-7)"
Bored Barry's buddy has a surprise for him, but when will they get to it? Read full book review >

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LORD OF THE ANIMALS by Fiona French
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

"Arresting. (Picture book/folklore. 5-8)"
French (Little Inchkin, 1994, etc.) has created a visual treat, based on a Miwok myth. Read full book review >

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KING OF ANOTHER COUNTRY by Fiona French
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

"Unusually handsome. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A Greenaway medalist known for her striking graphic effects (Snow White in New York, 1986) adopts an African setting and motifs for her latest fable. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2012

"A well-composed, engaging, lurid tale."
A suspenseful murder mystery set on the eve of the Japanese invasion of old Peking in 1937. Read full book review >